Saturday, November 29, 2008
Whew... Richie on a Harley... please, if anyone gets pics of this, I'd be forever grateful if you'd share... Queenie
|Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson Biker's Bash for Charity|
| HOLLYWOOD, FL (Nov. 2008) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Bruce Rossmeyer’s Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson are bringing four non-stop days of police escorted rides, entertainment and fun to South Florida with the 10th Annual 2008 “Bikers Bash” – a weekend of motorcycling fun in the sun from December 11th – 14th. Attending the Friday night Bikers Bash – the premiere VIP motorcycle event of the year – will be Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, legendary singer/songwriter Richie Supa, Supermodel Niki Taylor, country star Big Kenny of Big & Rich, NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, country music singer/songwriter Brett James, singer/songwriter Shelly Fairchild and acclaimed songwriter and producer Stephony Smith. This will also be the final stop of the 2008 Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse Tour, a national touring attraction that recognizes custom motorcycle builders from around the country. The schedule of events for the 2008 Bikers Bash is as follows:|
Thursday, December 11th (4:00PM – 7:00PM)
Kick-off Celebration at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Sunrise Harley-Davidson
Thursday, December 11th (7:00PM – 9:00PM)
After Glow Party
Head over to East City Grill in Weston for an After Glow celebration hosted by Rebecca & Jamie McDonnell IV
Friday, December 12th (9:00AM – 3:00PM)
Police-escorted ride from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Registration will begin at 8:00AM at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The weekend will then officially kick-off with a police-escorted ride along-side the beaches of beautiful A1A to the Quarterdeck Restaurant in Boynton Beach for great food, great company and lots of fun. POLICE ESCORT LEAVES PROMPTLY AT 9:15AM. MUST RIDE WITH ESCORT FOR GUARANTEED VIP PARKING.
Friday, December 12th (6:00PM – 11:00pm)
Continuing this amazing weekend will be the Bikers Bash Premiere VIP motorcycle event of South Florida. The evening includes a seated dinner and live entertainment along with a live and silent auction to benefit the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Guests also have the opportunity to win a 2009 Sportster 1200 Nightster. Raffle tickets will be $20 each or 6 for $100. The night doesn’t end here. Guests can enjoy complimentary and cocktails in the VIP section at Pangea of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the official After Party.
Saturday, December 13th (10:00AM – 3:00pm)
Police-escorted ride from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Registration continues at 10:00AM followed by the ride at 11:00AM. The beginning of the ride will include a police escort to Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Clubs for a visit where there will be photo opportunities with some of the members. In addition, there will be sign-ups for the BAGC’s Adopt a Child program. The ride will conclude at The Cove Restaurant for lunch, refreshments and entertainment.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH (7:30AM)
Toys in the Sun Run
VIPS riders can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at Aero Toy Store and then line up for a police escorted ride to the Pompano Race Track where thousands of riders are gathered for the parade. The SFPC’s 21st Annual Christmas Toys in the Sun Run, Presented by The Seminole Tribe and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino parade will be shortly thereafter with Bikers Bash VIP’s helping to lead the world’s largest motorcycle parade along Interstate I-95 to I-595 to Markham Park, where the festivities of the day will take place. A VIP catered tent will provide the home base for Bikers Bash participants to enjoy food, VIP parking, live music, vendors, and a bike show, along with several other festivities for all ages. THE RIDE WILL BEGIN AT 8:30AM SHARP. THERE WILL BE NO AVAILABLE ARRANGEMENTS FOR LATE-COMMERS TO CATCH UP FOR THE PARADE AND NO AUTOMOBILES ARE ALLOWED. Riders are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or board game to the parade; toys will be donated to local children. No stuffed toys, please.
“This is going to be a phenomenal weekend for all motorcycle enthusiasts and Boys & Girls Clubs supporters,” said Bruce Rossmeyer, CEO of 15 Harley-Davidson locations including the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson Dealership. “The events lined up for the Bikers Bash are shaping up to be the best we’ve ever had – from fun rides to great entertainment, this weekend has something for all participants to enjoy.”
The cost to participate in Bikers Bash weekend is $400 per rider for the weekend; $300 per passenger for the weekend; and $250 per person for Friday Night’s Bikers Bash only. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information visit the web at www.BikersBash.org or call Kerry Becker at (954) 537-1010.
Bruce Rossmeyer currently owns 15 Harley-Davidson® locations, including the famed Ft. Lauderdale and Daytona Beach locations and the new Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley–Davidson located in Ormond Beach at Destination Daytona, the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealership. In January 2007, the new Graceland® Harley-Davidson location opened in Memphis, TN on the property of Graceland and in 2006 Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson opened in Horn Lake, MS. At the Harley-Davidson® dealerships owned by Bruce Rossmeyer, the dealers are the lifelines to the customers. Employees at the stores provide clients with the knowledge, service and information necessary to get riders on the road. Bruce Rossmeyer, the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealer is located at 1637 North U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach, FL, 32174. For more information, please call (386) 671-7100 or visit www.BruceRossmeyer.com
I had the best experience over the weekend. Saturday morning I was fortunate enough to be able to deliver Thanksgiving baskets (dinner for Thanksgiving Day plus a multitude of other items). It was an eye-opening experience and one that made my heart smile when I was finished.
As most of my friends know, my husband lost his job earlier this year. He has since found other employment, but for a while there we weren't sure what we were going to do. Sad to say, I found on Saturday that there are many others worse off than I.
The smiles, hugs and heartfelt thanks we got from delivering to someone a dinner they wouldn't otherwise have had, that just makes everything else seem so unimportant.
I, for one, will be giving thanks on Thursday for all that I have been blessed with in my life, my husband, my son, my family, my friends (on-line and in RL). We will be gathering at my sister's this year. It will be the first time in five years that we will all be together for the holiday. It will be a loud boisterous food and fun-filled day, but we wouldn't have it any other way.
As for you and yours, I hope your holiday is as blessed as mine is shaping up to be. And that you don't OD on turkey and have a hangover the next day.